Posted on: 18 December 2013 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Aerospace and Air Cote d'Ivoire have made firm the conditional purchase agreement announced on 18 November during the Dubai Airshow, covering two Q400 NextGen aircraft with options for an additional two.
During the Airshow, Rene Decurey, chief executive officer, Air Cote d'Ivoire explained, "The dual-class-configured Q400 NextGen aircraft is ideally suited for our market; it will support passengers' requirements and integrate well into our fleet. We will capitalise on the Q400 NextGen aircraft's outstanding performance – including its high speed and long-range cruise capability – as we look to modernise our fleet and expand our domestic and regional route network. Additionally, in West Africa, where average fuel prices are among the highest in the world and the highest on the continent, the fast, fuel-efficient Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner is the most cost effective and flexible regional aircraft solution for our operations."